'Barren Plains' offers a unique opportunity to secure a large slice of the Central Highlands.

Comprising of 214.9 ha (531 acres) of open alpine plains, the property adjoins Shannon Lagoon and Barren Plains Road. Lying south of the Great Lake dam area, the Shannon Lagoon was the location of the phenomenon known as 'The Shannon Rise' and was the inspiration for Dick Wigram's 1953 novel.

'The Shannon Rise' was an annual event and attracted anglers from all over Australia over a 25 year period in the 1930 to 1950's. 'The rise' was a trout feeding frenzy caused by the huge hatches of the Asmicridea Grisea, the snowflake caddis.

'Barren Plains' has a collection of established Eucalyptus pauciflora (Snow gums) and low-lying Tasmanian alpine vegetation across the 214 hectare holding. The property is a 10 minute drive south of Miena via the Highlands Lakes Road and Barren Plains Road.

Miena is in heart of the Tasmanian Central Highlands and is most popular for holiday makers and permanent residents with Great Lake the major attraction. Named after the Aboriginal place for 'lagoon-like', Miena and surrounding communities Liawenee and Waddamana have a strong Aboriginal presence and introduced trout to Great Lake in 1890s.

In 1911, the Hydro-Electric Commission of Tasmania constructed three dam walls to provide water supply to the nearby Waddamana Power Station and formed the current lake of Great Lake. Miena has the largest population of permanent residents of the Central Highlands communities and is the centre of the major fishing lakes such as Arthurs Lake, Penstock Lagoon or Little Pine Lagoon.

For the environmentalist seeking to the preserve the biodiversity of the Central Plateau of Tasmania or the history buff after an opportunity to reminisce and recapture 'The Shannon Rise' phenomenon, feel free to contact Nick Hay at Howell Property Group for more information upon 'Barren Plains'.

Rates: $1152 per year.
Title Reference: 19054/9
Property ID: 7123003
Land Size: 219.9 ha (531 acres) approx.
Zoning: Agriculture
Council: Central Highlands Council.

Howell Property Group has no reason to doubt the accuracy of the information in this document which has been sourced from means which are considered reliable, however we cannot guarantee its validity. Prospective clients are advised to carry out their own investigations.